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Water Heater Maintenance Video

Water Heater, T&P Valve, Expansion Tank

This video outlines a key component to water heater maintenance that is often overlooked, the expansion tank. http://youtu.be/-LvMenQsRh4 What does the expansion tank do? The expansion tank will allow expanding water (water expands when it heats) a place to go. Do you need one? You need an expansion tank if you are on a water […]

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How to Unclog a Toilet

Toilet Auger

In the latest episode The Handyguys discuss several ways to unclog a toilet. http://youtu.be/wp5pcwVXnAk Yes, you can use a typical plunger if you have a clogged toilet. It works most of the time. What do you do if the plunger fails? Don’t despair, try one of the other techniques discussed in this video. Plungers A […]

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Avoiding Poison Ivy And Plumbing Tips

Creeping Poison Ivy

The Handyguys discuss another challenge for home improvement, poison ivy. How to get rid of it and how to keep from getting the rash. We end the show with a follow-up to a brief plumbing question from last week. Poison Ivy Identifying it Brian was always taught “3 leaves and shiny” but that is not […]

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How To Turn Off The Water In An Emergency

Ball Valve

Everyone in your household should know where the main water shutoff valve is, The Handyguys discuss why. Avert Disaster Disaster averted. One of the Handyguys got a call from someone at home about water leaking out from the cabinet under the kitchen sink. Obviously this isn’t normal. With no handyguy around do the members of […]

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Magnogrip, Carmd And Permaflow Review

Stocking Girl with Hammer

In this Episode of The Handyguys Podcast we announce the winner of our toolkit contest and discuss some innovative products from Magnogrip, CarMD and PermaFLOW. Winner Congrats Andrew. Your toolkit is in the mail. We had a lot of awesome entries so it was difficult to pick our winner. You can read Andrews winning entry […]

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Using Leaf Blowers Vs Rakes And Repairing Leaky Showers

Turkey on platter

Leaf blowers, rakes and a question about leaky showers The Handyguys discuss the contest to giveaway a great toolkit, some possible problems with a leaky shower valve and weather a rake or a leaf blower is the correct tool for collecting leaves. To enter the contest you just need to leave a comment on Episode […]

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Basement Systems Continued And Paint Removal

Saniflow Saniplus

Basement Toilet Installs, Water Saving Flush Valves and Dryer Vent Cleaning First off – The Handyguys begin by addressing a listener question. Julianne asks: Hi! I am considering purchasing a bi-level home. When you walk in the door, you have the choice of going upstairs where there is a kitchen, bathroom and 2 bedrooms… Or […]

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Using Primer, What Is Pex And Why CFLs

Skipping primer or improperly prepping a surface for paint cant be a Costly DIY Mistake

Primer, PEX and CFLs Costly Handyguy Mistakes: Primer. Use it or lose it. The Handyguys continue their new segment this week called Costly DIY Mistakes. These are mistakes are ones we have personally seen or have been asked about by our listeners. This weeks mistake is not using primer when painting. The Handyguys discuss when […]

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Faucet Installation Tips

Paul installed the Grohe Arden

The Handyguys upgrade their faucet hardware and provide videos to prove it! Many weeks ago we promised to talk about faucet installation. Brian recently installed a great Price Pfister Ashfield for his powder room.  Paul installed a Grohe Arden mini set in his master bathroom. But  before we can talk about basic plumbing and installing […]

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Discover the Handyman in you!

  Home Improvement Welcome to the Handyguys website. This site is the home of the Handyguys podcast. Our podcasts feature your questions, head-to-head tool tests and other DIY and home improvement topics. If you have a question regarding your home, let us know using the “contact” tab above. If possible, we will respond to your […]

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